True to form in Washington, DC, when there's a new movement, the government gets involved. In this case, it's the Department of Love & Romance, the brainchild of Destination DC, the official tourism agency for the city.
An easy walk to Georgetown stands the Melrose Hotel at 2430 Pennsylvania Avenue. The hotel is offering a Red Rose Romance Vacation Package that includes one night's lodging, a bottle of champagne, romantic treats in the room, a 10 percent discount on all food and beverages purchased during your stay, two complimentary movie tickets for the night out and a late check-out (should you need it) the day of departure. The hotel is pet friendly in case you want to cuddle with your furry friends.
Taking a cue from the famous movie, An Affair to Remember, the Fairmont Washington is offering a package that includes a $100 food and beverage credit, per stay, for in-room dinner and a keepsake DVD of the movie starring Deborah Kerr and Cary Grant. The next morning, their lobby veranda and center-court garden make an excellent spot for coffee while you catch up on the day's news. The hotel is located at 2401 M Street, NW, also an easy stroll to Georgetown.
Directly across from the White House and Lafayette Park, is the Hay-Adams, one of DC's most revered and elaborate hotels. It's a magnificent place to learn more about DC's political history. Although a major renovation is in progress, the hotel is offering a romance package through February 14. It includes an overnight stay of the guest's choice of room (superior to luxury guestrooms or suites), champagne and red roses, chocolate-dipped fruits and breakfast.
Heading into Penn Quarter, you'll find Hotel Monaco at 700 F Street, NW promoting its signature Kimpton leopard-print bathrobes in a "Robe-Mantic?" weekend package. Yes, you can take them home. Plus, guests can use a $25 credit for in-room dining or at the hotel's Poste-Moderne Brasserie which I've mentioned before as the top pick for restaurants in Penn Quarter. Save time for a visit to the National Portrait Gallery directly across the street and capture the time together with a photo on the famous steps out front; with a big smile, of course.
To learn more about these and other hot deals to heat up the night, go to datenightsdc.washington.org.
Gwen Mayes is a freelance health and wellness writer, lawyer, political junkie and former physician assistant. Based in DC, Gwen teaches writing workshops for the American Medical Writers Association focusing on persuasive writing. She writes about things, places, events, and lifestyles that simply make people feel better. Read more about Gwen at www.writingwithinsight.com. ...(Read More)